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The Palmetto Cafe

4.8
256 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Sunday Lunch
The Palmetto Cafe offers a garden like setting featuring live green walls, rich mahogany furniture and adjoining courtyard. Located on the main floor of Belmond Charleston Placel, the restaurant features innovative American cuisine using only the freshest local ingredients. The Palmetto Cafe is open daily for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation


Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am

Brunch: Saturday: 9:00am - 11:30am, Sunday: 9:00am - 1:30pm

Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 722-4900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Steven Manall
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Cross street
Hassel Street
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Parking details
Complimentary valet or validation offered for adjacent parking garage.
Additional
Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 256 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Delightful experience with Family.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Late Valentines Day lunch

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful celebration for two valentines birthdays! Food and venue were perfect

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vipCarol (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We love the Palmetto Cafe.Their food is delicious and the presentation is amazing.I have never had a dish there that I did not like.They have a beautiful terrace where you can eat outside when it is warm enough.Everyone who works there is so kind.

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vipNico (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was horrible...canned peaches yucky!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Best Sunday brunch in Charleston!

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vippops (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Very nice place for Brunch. Beautiful room and excellent brunch buffet with made to order omelets.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food, beautiful location, and great service. Ariana took care of us and she was very nice and helpful. Very pleased with this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great birthday brunch Celebration !

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volman (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Norma Rae was our waitress and she was excellent. Very friendly and continuously checked to see if we needed anything. The food was excellent. We had the Palmetto Omelette and the Corned Beef Omelette which were amazing and were large enough to have been shared. The berry side dish was fresh and a sizable supply of various berries. We will probably return during this visit for breakfast. Hopefully we will again be waited on by Norma Rae as she made a great meal an exceptionally pleasant experience for my wife and me.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Waiter John was excellent. All the food on the brunch buffet was exceptional. Highly recommend for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The service (waiter) was THE outstanding feature of this restaurant. The environment was that of a typical hotel restaurant and that is not a compliment. Either the intent is to be taken seriously as a place for fine dining or be a high end diner for a high end hotel. It is not reasonable to be both. Since you seem to be doing well; it appears I am wrong in my assessment but I stand by it. If the entrance and exit were separate and the ambiance and presentation suggested serious food than I would have felt less hoodwinked. I dressed up to a level expected for the menu and my wife and I found ourselves at a pool side bar (again not a compliment). I think the food has some merit having tired a sampler plate of specialties. It was not cohesive and left me overstuffed (like one feels when they've over eaten at a cheep buffet). I think the chef/s are very good and I enjoyed the soup I had very much and would not change the food as much as the presentation. The hostess looked like she woke up from a long bender and again was hard to be taken seriously. I wondered at one point if she was family. She gave the waiter the wrong name and the poor fella was petrified when we seemed unexcited to be known as the "Calhouns" (a nice name just not ours). Great potential but needs some work!

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CharlestonGirl (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Love Palmetto Grill for breakfast or lunch. Fun place to go. Never know who will see! Wonderful service and fantastic food.

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GD7719 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our first experience at The Palmetto Cafe, and it was truly remarkable!! Our server was sociable, very attentive, and a great conversationalist.

We arrived 5 min after brunch officially ended, but the staff still allowed us to partake in the brunch buffet (a must try - the omelette bar is fantastic) and even offered to keep it open for us while we sampled the great cuisine.

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was elegant, and the cocktails were on-point. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in Charleston - either visiting or locals.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Service was SUPERB! Ate there twice during our meetings and both times, had a great experience. Had the buffet, which was expansive and really appreciate the choice of intensity of bottomless coffee and the to go cup! My only issue was the price; $30 for breakfast plus tip is really steep and there aren’t other options available in the hotel. Other than price, this was a wonderful option and I highly recommend it!

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viphsnyder71 (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Consistently great food and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, great service, beautiful setting. Very good brunch selections.

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Barb (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

The bellini was great and the shrimp tacos were good, but not great, especially for the price.
It was nice that I got a piece of cake for my birthday. The service was excellent.

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Petey (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent service, good ambiance and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Been dining at the Cafe since 1999...it's our favorite spot in Charleston...the She Crab Soup is divine...entirely appropriate for dessert...very fresh food, the subtle and simple elegance of the low country...excellent atmosphere for conversation and quiet, leisurely dining...sophisticated service...

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Avail (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing experience and brunch was exquisite! The scenery was beautiful and the service was on point. A great start to our anniversary!

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vipDisappointing (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

A "go to" place for us when we want a white tablecloth restaurant, friendly and professional service and classic American food. Server John Scott was a 10/10 as was the food (Caesar salad with oysters and scallops; and scallops). Dessert was also very good - a chocolate molten cake like none we've ever had with roasted nuts and a sweet drizzle. Palmetto never disappoints.

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vipEatoutoften (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

Food order incorrect & over cooked. Initial attempts to correct not taken seriously. 2nd attempt correction did happen..2nd attempt meat over cooked, side dish properly done. Didn’t think to take photo but will if happens again

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Tater (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I went to brunch last Saturday with a reservation. Lily was as charming and professional as ever. Unfortunately the waiter we had(Gray) did not pay attention to detail or timing as we are accustomed to. It is not a big deal to me but I think management should be aware. For example, I've never had to clear my plate after going to the buffet and then have to borrow silverware from another table. Hope this helps

Mark and Suzanne Galloway

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

On our list for not to miss when visiting Charleston. Nice updates to the menu while retaining the favorites. I loved the shrimp panzanella salad. So many great flavors layered in it! Grilled shrimpseasones so very well. The olive oil cake is great!

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vipRingley (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Lovely at
O sphere with/ southern charm & fantastic seafood platter & fish tacos (lobster)

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vipEatoutoften (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food, lovely ambiance

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

The Palmetto Grill is my FAVORITE dining venue of any kind in Charleston. The sunny atmosphere is elegant yet casual and the service is exceptional. The Sunday brunch buffet is delightful with an abundance of scrumptious selections ranging from healthy and light to irresistible-and-worth-every-morsel! The gracious staff is most efficient and pleasant. I have enjoyed brunch at this establishment twice; on both occasions, Paul was our server. He is such a gentleman and treated us like royalty - while exuding a friendly and hospitable manner. I can't say enough about this lovely restaurant. It is not to be missed!

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vipCabster (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Great experience every time. Superior service with good options from healthy to decadent.

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